You may remember last Friday I swallowed some barium, and immediately felt a mad urge for steak.
Today the last of the barium seeped out. (It has been a long weekend.) And now that it is gone I find I have another strange urge.
I went to the grocery to buy foods I could cook up and make into soup, and perhaps salad. I didn't get through the first aisle before I bought these things:
Grains! Grains! Grains! Organic Bowls! Whole Grain Fruit and Nut Salad, then Fried Rice, then Tomato Orzo Pasta.
I gave up on my soup and salad plan in favor of pre-made mushroom soup and bean soup.
Then these cheeses caught my fancy.
I headed for the vegetables, then remembered I had a freezer full.
I stood in the cereal aisle and thought, "Captain Crunch? Quisp? Apple Jacks?" when I spied another cereal from my childhood.
...and I put it in the cart. When I voluntarily added the tortilla chips made from Flax and quinoa, I said, "WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME?" and took inventory.
"More grains than normal, yes, Crazy fiber in the cereal." (I ate it as a snack as a teen. It's candied coconut fiber.) "Is there protein? There's .... cheese ...and ... hey, am I vegetarian or something now?"
Weird! With the exception of the scraps of steak in the organic steak bowl, there was no meat in my cart, and it was heavy on the whole grains.
I got this because I didn't want to shock my system, but it doesn't appeal to me. I know it will later.
But, isn't that odd? I swill barium, and I crave a face full of steak, then the barium leaves my system and meat no longer speaks to me at the grocery. I wonder if barium bonds to iron or something.